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Form 20-F
YINGLI GREEN ENERGY HOLDING CO LTD filed this Form 20-F on 05/16/2017
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Subdocument 1 - 20-F - FORM 20-F
Page 1 - UNITED STATES
Page 2 - YINGLI GREEN ENERGY HOLDING COMPANY LIMITED
Page 3 - CONVENTIONS THAT APPLY TO THIS ANNUAL REPORT ON FORM 20-F
Page 4 - N/A
Page 5 - N/A
Page 6 - Exchange Rate Information
Page 7 - Risks Related to Us and the PV Industry
Page 8 - We require a significant amount of cash to fund our operations as well as meet our debt repayment ob
Page 9 - Our substantial indebtedness has had and may continue to have material adverse effect on our busines
Page 10 - N/A
Page 11 - The high cost or inaccessibility of financing for solar energy projects has adversely affected and m
Page 12 - We face risks associated with the marketing and sale of our PV products internationally, and if we a
Page 13 - N/A
Page 14 - N/A
Page 15 - Our polysilicon costs may be higher than those of other market players due to our long-term commitme
Page 16 - Our dependence on a limited number of suppliers for a substantial majority of our polysilicon could
Page 17 - We depend, and expect to continue to depend, on a limited number of customers for a significant perc
Page 18 - We process cells and PV modules as an Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) and are thereby subject
Page 19 - We may not be able to establish a successful solar project development and operations business on a
Page 20 - N/A
Page 21 - Existing regulations and policies governing the electric utility industry, as well as changes to the
Page 22 - We may undertake acquisitions, investments, joint ventures or other strategic alliances, which may h
Page 23 - We may not be able to resume our in-house production of polysilicon as cost-effectively as we had ex
Page 24 - Our product development initiatives and other research and development efforts may fail to improve m
Page 25 - Failure to achieve satisfactory output of our PV modules and PV systems for any reason could result
Page 26 - Natural disasters, acts of war, terrorism or other factors beyond our control may materially and adv
Page 27 - We have limited insurance coverage and may incur uncoverable losses resulting from business interrup
Page 28 - We have issued, and may issue in the future, equity securities or securities convertible into or exc
Page 29 - Negative publicity, rumors or media coverage of Tianwei Group, Tianwei Baobian, our company, our aff
Page 30 - Our joint venture partner, Tianwei Group defaulted on certain of its debt obligations and has declar
Page 31 - Our joint venture partners, Tianwei Baobian and Tianwei Group, have entered into competing businesse
Page 32 - Our results of operations are difficult to predict, and if we do not meet market expectations, the p
Page 33 - We are exposed to various risks related to legal or administrative proceedings or claims that could
Page 34 - N/A
Page 35 - Our business depends substantially on the continuing efforts of our executive officers and key techn
Page 36 - We had failed to fully make contributions to the social insurances and housing provident fund for ou
Page 37 - We are subject to cyber security risks and breaches, which could materially and adversely affect our
Page 38 - The ordinary shares underlying the ADSs you purchased could become redeemable by us without your app
Page 39 - A simple majority of the holders of our shares who vote at a general meeting may sub-divide any of o
Page 40 - Uncertainties with respect to the PRC legal system could have a material and adverse effect on us an
Page 41 - The PRC rule on mergers and acquisitions may subject us to sanctions, fines and other penalties and
Page 42 - PRC regulations relating to overseas investment by PRC residents may restrict our overseas and cross
Page 43 - Dividends we may receive from our operating subsidiaries located in the PRC may be subject to PRC wi
Page 44 - We and some of our subsidiaries may be deemed resident enterprises under the EIT Law and be subject
Page 45 - We face uncertainties with respect to indirect transfers of equity interests in PRC resident enterpr
Page 46 - PRC regulation of direct investment and loans by offshore holding companies to PRC entities may dela
Page 47 - We rely principally on dividends and other distributions on equity paid by our PRC operating subsidi
Page 48 - SAFE rules and regulations may limit our ability to convert and transfer the net proceeds from our f
Page 49 - All employee participants in our existing stock option plans who are PRC citizens may be required to
Page 50 - Risks Related to our ADSs
Page 51 - We have fallen below the continued listing requirements of the New York Stock Exchange, and if we ca
Page 52 - You may not receive distributions on our ordinary shares or any value for them if it is illegal or i
Page 53 - As a holder of the ADSs, your right to participate in any future rights offerings may be limited, wh
Page 54 - ITEM 4. INFORMATION ON THE COMPANY
Page 55 - www.yinglisolar.com
Page 56 - Follow-on Offerings
Page 57 - Supervisors
Page 58 - Tianwei Yingli s Registered Capital
Page 59 - Preemptive Right
Page 60 - Approval by the Board and the Relevant PRC Authority
Page 61 - Dispute Resolution
Page 62 - Overview
Page 63 - PV Modules
Page 64 - Manufacturing Process
Page 65 - Manufacturing Capacity
Page 66 - Quality Control
Page 67 - N/A
Page 68 - N/A
Page 69 - Markets and Customers
Page 70 - Sales and Marketing
Page 71 - Intellectual Property
Page 72 - Environmental Matters
Page 73 - Insurance
Page 74 - N/A
Page 75 - N/A
Page 76 - N/A
Page 77 - Environmental Regulations
Page 78 - Tax
Page 79 - N/A
Page 80 - Value Added Tax
Page 81 - Dividend Distribution
Page 82 - Circular on Printing and Distributing the Provisions on Foreign Exchange Administration over Domesti
Page 83 - Regulations of Employee Share Options
Page 84 - N/A
Page 85 - N/A
Page 86 - N/A
Page 87 - ITEM 4A. UNRESOLVED STAFF COMMENTS
Page 88 - Government Subsidies and Economic Incentives
Page 89 - Capacity and Utilization
Page 90 - Competition and Product Pricing
Page 91 - Vertically Integrated Manufacturing Capabilities
Page 92 - Manufacturing Technologies
Page 93 - N/A
Page 94 - Net Revenues
Page 95 - Cost of Revenues
Page 96 - Gross Profit/Loss and Gross Profit/Loss Margin
Page 97 - N/A
Page 98 - Taxation
Page 99 - Critical Accounting Policies
Page 100 - Accrued Warranty Obligations
Page 101 - Long-Lived Assets
Page 102 - Share-Based Compensation
Page 103 - N/A
Page 104 - Valuation of Inventories
Page 105 - N/A
Page 106 - N/A
Page 107 - Allowance for Doubtful Accounts
Page 108 - Results of Operations
Page 109 - N/A
Page 110 - Year Ended December 31, 2016 Compared to Year Ended December 31, 2015
Page 111 - The decrease in our operating expenses was partially offset by,
Page 112 - Loss from Operations
Page 113 - Cost of Revenues
Page 114 - Loss from Operations
Page 115 - Cash Flows and Working Capital
Page 116 - N/A
Page 117 - Long-term loans that breached certain loan covenants as of December 31, 2016
Page 118 - Long-term loans that did not breach loan covenants as of December 31, 2016
Page 119 - N/A
Page 120 - Long-term Loan repaid or settled for the years ended December 31, 2014, 2015 and 2016
Page 121 - N/A
Page 122 - N/A
Page 123 - N/A
Page 124 - Operating Activities
Page 125 - N/A
Page 126 - Investing Activities
Page 127 - Financing Activities
Page 128 - N/A
Page 129 - Recent Accounting Pronouncements
Page 130 - N/A
Page 131 - N/A
Page 132 - N/A
Page 133 - N/A
Page 134 - N/A
Page 135 - N/A
Page 136 - N/A
Page 137 - ITEM 6. DIRECTORS, SENIOR MANAGEMENT AND EMPLOYEES
Page 138 - Professor Ming Huang
Page 139 - 2006 Stock Incentive Plan
Page 140 - Amendment No. 1 to the 2006 Stock Incentive Plan
Page 141 - Social Insurances and Housing Provident Fund
Page 142 - Committees of the Board of Directors
Page 143 - Interested Transactions
Page 144 - N/A
Page 145 - ITEM 7. MAJOR SHAREHOLDERS AND RELATED PARTY TRANSACTIONS
Page 146 - N/A
Page 147 - N/A
Page 148 - Employment Agreements
Page 149 - N/A
Page 150 - N/A
Page 151 - Dividend Policy
Page 152 - ITEM 9. THE OFFER AND LISTING
Page 153 - ITEM 10. ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
Page 154 - Foreign Currency Exchange
Page 155 - Certain United States Federal Income Tax Consequences
Page 156 - If you are considering the purchase, ownership or disposition of our ordinary shares or ADSs, you sh
Page 157 - Distributions on ADSs or Ordinary Shares
Page 158 - Sale, Exchange or Other Disposition of ADSs or Ordinary Shares
Page 159 - www.yinglisolar.com
Page 160 - Interest Rate Risk
Page 161 - Fees and Charges Our ADS Holders May Have to Pay
Page 162 - Fees and Other Payments Made by the Depositary to Us
Page 163 - ITEM 15. CONTROLS AND PROCEDURES
Page 164 - Management s Annual Report on Internal Control over Financial Reporting
Page 165 - Attestation Report of the Registered Public Accounting Firm
Page 166 - ITEM 16B. CODE OF ETHICS
Page 167 - ITEM 16D. EXEMPTIONS FROM THE LISTING STANDARDS FOR AUDIT COMMITTEES
Page 168 - ITEM 16F. CHANGE IN REGISTRANT S CERTIFYING ACCOUNTANT
Page 169 - ITEM 16H. MINE SAFETY DISCLOSURE
Page 170 - ITEM 19. EXHIBITS
Page 171 - N/A
Page 172 - N/A
Page 173 - SIGNATURES
Page 174 - YINGLI GREEN ENERGY HOLDING COMPANY LIMITED AND
Page 175 - Report of Independent Registered Public Accounting Firm
Page 176 - YINGLI GREEN ENERGY HOLDING COMPANY LIMITED AND SUBSIDIARIES
Page 177 - YINGLI GREEN ENERGY HOLDING COMPANY LIMITED AND SUBSIDIARIES
Page 178 - YINGLI GREEN ENERGY HOLDING COMPANY LIMITED AND SUBSIDIARIES
Page 179 - YINGLI GREEN ENERGY HOLDING COMPANY LIMITED AND SUBSIDIARIES
Page 180 - YINGLI GREEN ENERGY HOLDING COMPANY LIMITED AND SUBSIDIARIES
Page 181 - YINGLI GREEN ENERGY HOLDING COMPANY LIMITED AND SUBSIDIARIES
Page 182 - YINGLI GREEN ENERGY HOLDING COMPANY LIMITED AND SUBSIDIARIES
Page 183 - YINGLI GREEN ENERGY HOLDING COMPANY LIMITED AND SUBSIDIARIES
Page 184 - YINGLI GREEN ENERGY HOLDING COMPANY LIMITED AND SUBSIDIARIES
Page 185 - YINGLI GREEN ENERGY HOLDING COMPANY LIMITED AND SUBSIDIARIES
Page 186 - YINGLI GREEN ENERGY HOLDING COMPANY LIMITED AND SUBSIDIARIES
Page 187 - YINGLI GREEN ENERGY HOLDING COMPANY LIMITED AND SUBSIDIARIES
Page 188 - YINGLI GREEN ENERGY HOLDING COMPANY LIMITED AND SUBSIDIARIES
Page 189 - Form a Special Committee and Introducing Strategic Investors
Page 190 - Renewal or Rollover of Borrowings and other Financing Arrangements
Page 191 - Revenue concentrations
Page 192 - Dependence on suppliers
Page 193 - Concentrations of cash balances held at financial institutions
Page 194 - N/A
Page 195 - Sale of Accounts Receivable
Page 196 - Property, Plant and Equipment
Page 197 - Leases
Page 198 - Impairment of Long-Lived Assets
Page 199 - N/A
Page 200 - N/A
Page 201 - Revenue Recognition Construction-Type and Production Type Contracts
Page 202 - N/A
Page 203 - N/A
Page 204 - N/A
Page 205 - N/A
Page 206 - N/A
Page 207 - N/A
Page 208 - N/A
Page 209 - N/A
Page 210 - N/A
Page 211 - Foreign Currency
Page 212 - Cash Flow Hedge Loss or Gain Recognition
Page 213 - N/A
Page 214 - N/A
Page 215 - N/A
Page 216 - N/A
Page 217 - N/A
Page 218 - N/A
Page 219 - N/A
Page 220 - Long-term loans that breached certain loan covenants as of December 31, 2016
Page 221 - N/A
Page 222 - Long-term loans that did not breach loan covenants as of December 31, 2016
Page 223 - N/A
Page 224 - Long-term Loan repaid or settled for the years ended December 31, 2014, 2015 and 2016
Page 225 - N/A
Page 226 - N/A
Page 227 - N/A
Page 228 - N/A
Page 229 - N/A
Page 230 - N/A
Page 231 - N/A
Page 232 - N/A
Page 233 - N/A
Page 234 - N/A
Page 235 - Cayman Islands and British Virgin Islands
Page 236 - Other countries
Page 237 - N/A
Page 238 - N/A
Page 239 - N/A
Page 240 - Stock options
Page 241 - Basic and diluted loss per share
Page 242 - N/A
Page 243 - N/A
Page 244 - N/A
Page 245 - N/A
Page 246 - N/A
Page 247 - N/A
Page 248 - N/A
Page 249 - N/A
Page 250 - N/A
Page 251 - Condensed Balance Sheets
Page 252 - Condensed Statements of Comprehensive Loss
Page 253 - Condensed Statements of Cash Flows
Subdocument 2 - EX-8.1 - EXHIBIT 8.1
Page 1 - Exhibit 8.1
Subdocument 3 - EX-12.1 - EXHIBIT 12.1
Page 1 - EXHIBIT 12.1
Subdocument 4 - EX-12.2 - EXHIBIT 12.2
Page 1 - EXHIBIT 12.2
Subdocument 5 - EX-13.1 - EXHIBIT 13.1
Page 1 - EXHIBIT 13.1
Subdocument 6 - EX-13.2 - EXHIBIT 13.2
Page 1 - EXHIBIT 13.2
Subdocument 7 - EX-15.1 - EXHIBIT 15.1
Page 1 - Exhibit 15.1
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